Ali is a 54-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three young children who are still attending school. He has been working as a cleaning services provider since 1988. He works independently upon a client’s request. He gives good quality services to his clients, and this is what helps him to attract other customers very easily. Today, he is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner, Vitas s.a.l., to purchase cleaning machines and to renew his tools. In this way, he will be able to increase his profits; thus, enhance his family’s way of living. In the future, he plans to open his own cleaning services office and expand his business.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.